I NEEEEDDDD SOOOO MUCH HELP!!!!!!

Hi Sterling;

y=mx+b

m=slope

b=y-intercept, the value of y when x=0.

4x-y = -5

We need to isolate y.

Let's begin with subtracting 4x from both sides...

-4x+4x-y=-5-4x

-y=-5-4x

Let's multiply both sides by -1...

-1(-y)=-1(-5-4x)

y=5+4x

or, to be consistent with y=mx+b..

y=4x+5

Does this help? If not, please let me know.